Carey Purcell is a New-York based writer, reporter and theater critic. She covers the New York theater scene, reviewing plays and interviewing members of the community. Her writing offers a fresh and feminist perspective from a young, progressive woman. Read more.

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Review: Finding Neverland

It is good to have Matthew Morrison back on Broadway. Last seen on Broadway in 2008’s South Pacific, the musical theatre star has been occupied by the hit FOX show “Glee” for the past several years. But now, playing J.M. … Continue reading

Review: Something Rotten!

There’s no shortage of energy at the St. James Theatre, where the new musical Something Rotten! has danced its way onstage – and doesn’t stop dancing. Directed and choreographed by Casey Nicholaw, Wayne and Karey Kirkpatrick’s Renaissance-era musical, which features … Continue reading

Review: The King and I

The Tony-winning musical theatre dream team is at it again. Bartlett Sher, who first teamed with Kelli O’Hara in The Light in the Piazza and breathed new life into the 2008 revival of South Pacific has brought a new production … Continue reading

Review: The Lion

Who knew folk music could be so sad? Who knew it could leave you feeling like you’d been both punched in the stomach and embraced in a warm, comforting hug? Apparently Benjamin Scheuer, the writer and star of “The Lion,” … Continue reading

Review: An American in Paris

Cynics, take note. Romance is alive and well at the Palace Theater, where An American in Paris, the lush, unapologetically old-fashioned musical has hung up its beret. Directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, and featuring a songbook of Gershwin classics, … Continue reading

Review: Hand to God

The newest star of Broadway defies all physical expectations of a leading man. He is neither tall nor muscular, and his vocal talents seem limited. (To be fair, we only hear him singing “Jesus Loves Me.”) And he could use … Continue reading

Review: The Way We Get By

Who knew a one-night stand could be so romantic? As a theatergoer, I’m sadly unfamiliar with much of Neil LaBute’s work. I’ve seen and read a few of his works, but I’m not nearly as accustomed to the common themes … Continue reading

Review: Grounded

There are those rare occasions when life and art mirror each other so perfectly you can’t help but get goosebumps. Watching Grounded, the one-woman show starring a remarkable Anne Hathaway at the Public Theater, was one of those times. Hathaway … Continue reading